Threatened breeding Maltese seabirds are at a high risk of plastic exposure
19 July, 2023Scientific study reveals that threatened Maltese seabirds face high risk of plastic pollution, data collected through BirdLife Malta successive seabird studies contributes to the global assessment
Safeguarding the Aegean islets for seabirds and wildlife
13 December, 2022The field team of our Greek project partners HOS together with staff from NECCA have been based for a few weeks now in the Northern Dodecanese region with an important mission: the removal of rats from the valuable Aegean islets!
The GREEN FUND co-finances the LIFE PanPuffinus! project
20 September, 2022The Green Fund co-finances the LIFE PanPuffinus! project for 2022 with the total amount of €25,000 for the implementation of the Hellenic Ornithological Society (BirdLife Greece) actions
How to eat fish sustainably and support conservation objectives
15 November, 2021In this blog published on the occasion of World Fisheries Day, we explained how we are working with local fishers to research possible impacts on seabirds and to help develop safe practices, while respecting traditions.
11 October, 2021Light pollution is a major and growing threat for breeding Yelkouan Shearwater (Garnija), Scopoli’s Shearwater (Ċiefa) and Mediterranean Storm-petrel (Kanġu ta’ Filfla) in the Maltese Islands.
The impact of the maritime industry on the environment
23 September, 2021For World Maritime Day 2021 we penned this blog which also touched upon fishing and bycatch and the work we’re doing through LIFE PanPuffinus! to further understand this issue and how best to overcome it.
28 August, 2021After several visits which started in May, the monitoring season in the Cyclades island complex of Gyaros (which hosts the most important colony of Yelkouan Shearwater in Greece) came to an end in August.
24 July, 2021At the end of July we once again reiterated our call on the public to keep an eye out for stranded Yelkouan Shearwaters, which once grounded on land will not be able to make their own way back out at sea.
First disorientated Yelkouan Shearwaters of the stranding season recovered
8 July, 2021The first six stranded Yelkouan Shearwaters of the season were recovered by BirdLife Malta during the first days of July, which marked the peak period when the fledglings leave their colonies on their first flight, sometimes getting disorientated due to light pollution ending up stranded on land.
24 June, 2021Fieldwork from the study of the largest Yelkouan Shearwater colony in Greece has revealed that breeding Yelkouan adults travel from the Aegean more than 2,800 km to forage as far as the Black Sea!
We’ve announced the date of the official launch of LIFE PanPuffinus!
1 June, 2021The event will be held at BirdLife Malta‘s Salina Nature Reserve on Friday 18 June and due to space limitations and COVID-19 restrictions will be open only to a selected audience by invitation.
BirdLife Malta to continue studying seabirds on land and at sea
17 December, 2020After decades of uninterrupted scientific studies about Malta’s seabirds, BirdLife Malta is proud to announce that it will continue studying seabirds on land and at sea following the start of a new project it has embarked on.